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20 Things You Learn Through Being A Foster Parent

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19. It's Heartbreaking, But It Doesn't Break You
"I could never foster, it would break my heart to give them up." That's the most common response when you tell someone you're a foster parent.

Yes, it breaks your heart, but you're the grownup. You can and do heal when you've loved a child hard and they end up somewhere else. But what will break a foster child is not being loved hard because the adult is too scared they'll have to say goodbye.